Lawrence, KS. (Nov. 22, 2017) --- Delaware State’s slow start leads to a loss, as they fall to the Kansas Jayhawks 81-49. The Hornets record drops to 0-4, while Kansas remains undefeated at 4-0.
The Jayhawks started the game on a 12-0 run, capped off by a pair of free throws by Austin Richardson with 7:04 left the first quarter. Richardson finished the game with 12 points (4-of-9 field goals) The Hornets trailed 31-7 after the first quarter.
The Lady Hornets only scored 15 points in the first half and trailed 51-15 heading into halftime. DSU made just six field goals in the first two quarters combined.
Delaware State would never lead in the game.
The Lady Hornets outscored the Jayhawks 34-30 in the second half.
NaJai Pollard led the charge for the Lady Hornets with 23 points (15 in the third quarter), and seven rebounds.
Kylee Kopatich led five Jayhawks in double figures, she finished the game with 23 points (6-12 FGs) nine rebounds and five assists.
Delaware State shot 20-69 (29%) from the field, and only 6-29 (20.7%) on three-point field goals.
Kansas connected on 29-63 (46%) field goal attempts, and converted on 8-20 three-point attempts.
KEYS TO THE GAME
> DSU was outscored 38-22 in points in the paint.
> The Hornets committed a season low 11 turnovers.
> Kansas outscored the Hornets 18-9 in points in the paint.
> Pollard needs only 9 points to reach 1,000 for her career.